View Full Version : Text Editor with User Defined Language Syntax Highlighting

July 17th, 2010, 12:51 PM
I have been using Windows and Notepad++ to do some coding recently, but I am trying to switch over to Linux, primarily because I am really enjoying using Lubuntu (with sub-pixel font smoothing :D).

However, my problem is that there is not a native version of Notepad++ for Linux (I have tried running it in wine, but the fonts are awful looking) and I haven't been able to find an alternative text editor / IDE that either supports (which is unlikely) the language I am using (Dataflex) or allows me to have a user defined language (and therefore correct syntax highlighting for Dataflex), which Notepad++ does.

If anyone knows of one or how to make Notepad++ look good,then please let me know.

July 17th, 2010, 02:12 PM

July 17th, 2010, 07:31 PM
In gedit you can add language highlighting by making an xml file. vim/emacs have a huge learning curve.